Learn of the sordid past of Raleigh. The city’s history is full of scandal and intrigue, heroes and villains, including some bizarre deaths and a couple of ghost stories.
Duration: Two hours
Location: Warehouse, Capital, Oakwood Districts
Minimum Age: 14+
Explore Historic Oakwood and More
This narrated journey travels through a portion of the Warehouse and Capital Districts on its way to the focus of the tour: the Oakwood Historic District. Oakwood is a beautiful downtown neighborhood filled with restored 19th-century homes in a variety of architectural styles.
See where prominent city founders once lived and enjoy an extended glide through the sprawling, hilly grounds of historic Oakwood Cemetery. Carolina Touring Company is an Oakwood Cemetery authorized tour provider.
Highlights of the Historic Oakwood Tour
- Oakwood Historic District: The 19th-century neighborhood was Raleigh’s first true suburb and is filled with lovely period homes.
- Oakwood Cemetery: On our authorized tour of this historic cemetery, founded in 1869, you can see the final resting place of nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers; the House of Memory pays tribute to North Carolinians who’ve served our country in times of conflict.
- Governor’s Mansion: Built in 1891, the stately Queen-Anne style home serves as the official residence of North Carolina’s governor.
About Electric Trikkes (pronounced Tr-EYE-k)
The Trikke LEV (light electric vehicle) is the most user-friendly electric personal mobility device available. Its three-wheel cambering (leaning) design is incredibly maneuverable and takes turns easily, offering an active, sporty, and fun riding experience with unrivaled stability and safety. The steering is just like a bike’s, and with intuitive handlebar controls for braking and throttle, most riders are cruising comfortably within minutes. All our routes have been selected to take advantage of the unique abilities of the Trikke LEV.
Riders must be at least 14 years old. Those who are 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult on the tour and have their liability waiver signed by a parent. All riders must weigh no more than 260 pounds, be in good health, and be able to steer and use handbrakes like a bicycle. For safety reasons, pregnant women are not permitted to participate. The tour duration is approximate, and the time includes an equipment orientation and training. Closed-toe athletic shoes are highly recommended.